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GUBNA Imperial IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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GUBNA Imperial IPAGUBNA Imperial IPA

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2,373 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,373
Reviews: 876
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 70
Gots: 193 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Gubna was bred from Oskar Blues Brewery’s hankering to confront 100+ IBUs by cranking up the complexity of hops by pouring Cascade on top of copious amounts of Summit, then balancing that with a backbone of German Dark Munich Malt and Rye Malt. GUBNA’s post-fermentation dry-hopping with both hops allows this monstrosity to gently coax the citrus rind and grapefruit aroma while providing a rye malt-induced, spicy-yet-round middle, and a brisk, clean bitter finish (10 percent ABV, 100+ IBUs).

(Beer added by: natelocc787 on 01-15-2010)
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

HighonHops42, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

GUBNA pours a darker golden color with a big white lacing head. The aroma is balanced, sweet roasted malts come through. The taste has a big malty backbone, but a nice noticeable hop flavor, with a nice dry floral end. Good flavors, great feel. Overall its a fantastic IIPA, balanced but yet the floral notes still come through.

vette2006c5r, Sep 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

On tap @ Final Gravity in Roseville, CA

App- served in a 11.5oz snifter. Poured a hazy golden orange with a half finger white head. Fair, decently spotty lacing with good stick. 4

Smell - Predominantly Orange in aroma with hints of pine. 3.75

Taste - Pretty much just follows the nose, with over-ripened orange and hints of pine with light candied sweetness. Finishes much the same. 3.75

Mouthfeel - Close to full in body with fairly lively carbonation. Somewhat syrupy in the finish. 3.75

Overall - Good, but not exceptional. Seems to lack that extra umph that recent DIPA's deliver on. 3.75

TheSixthRing, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

A- Nice copper color with a little haze. Three finger off white head that fades quickly. Good lacing sticking around the entire glass.
S- Has the smell of pineapple and melon followed by a big whiff of rye
T- Can taste the alcohol right away, not what I expected from the smell. The first flavor I get is a mossy grass taste with a hint of oak. There is a slight fruit taste that melds well with the grassy taste
M- Very light carbonation on the tongue. The alcohol coats the entire inside of the mouth giving it a very smooth texture.
O- Typically I am not a fan of beer with a big alcohol bite, but somehow the moss and oak flavors carry it well. I was disappointed with the fruit flavors as they did not match the nose of the beer. Overall not a bad beer IMO but it’s not on the top of my buy again list.

Mo_fro, Aug 30, 2014
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12 oz can, 4/10/14, poured into a tulip glass. Orange/red with a tinge of brown highlights, one finger head that moves to a thin lace that hangs on the side of the glass. S- Wow. I have never smelled one like this, heavy on the mango/cantaloupe/and whatever those little oranges are called. The same dominates the taste, with some strange bread like qualities, and some alcohol notes and burn. The mouthfeel is thin, with the carbonation trending low. Something has me wondering what this is like fresh. Should have checked the date, but this was the first time I saw it, so the assumption was made. The smell alone makes it worth a try.

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GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
86 out of 100 based on 2,373 ratings.